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FlashLine & Grading

Important Notes

Flashline (Login on the KSU Home Page)

The University Portal System enables you to access:

  • e-mail
  • Web For Students
  • Course Catalog
  • Calendar of Events
  • General Financial Aid

Entree to Flashline:

User Name = Kent State e-mail User Name (Please call 330.672.HELP) to obtain your Kent State e-mail address, or go to and search the phone directory at the bottom of the page.

Initial/Default Password:

The formula for the Default Password is mmmyyxxxxx (all lower case), where:

  • mmm = first three letters of your birth month
  • yy = last two digits of your birth years
  • xxxxx = last five digits of your Kent State ID Number (Banner ID)

Permanent Password: You will be prompted to change your password to an 8 character alphanumeric combination that includes at least 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter, and 1 number.


  • Grades will not be posted until the end of the term.
  • No paper grades will be sent.

You may request transcripts by printing an on-line form on the Registrar's website or you may call the Registrar's Office at 330-672-3131. Transcripts are free.